Wednesday, 23 May 2012

10 Greek Street

Oh no, not yet another review of 10 Greek Street! Ok, less of the text but the following is worth noting-

The negative-

Onion bread- is it a bread or cake? 
Doughy, stodgy, sometimes wet, sometimes dry and ultimately unsatisfying. It also happens to be their 'in ting' from the in-house bakery.

The positives-

Ambience.
Our Dave can chillax here anytime without a bovver
The folks who work here treat you like a friend of a friend of another friend i.e. pleasant and never overbearing. 

Unheard-of pricing with reference to the wine list. Where else can one enjoy either a bottle of Ata Rangi Célèbre or Leung Estate Pinot Noir for thirty quid? I’ll tell you where, at home!

Unavoidable small plates like-

Padron peppers.
Burrata. 

Well-executed first courses like-

Potato, leek and nettle soup.
Lamb sweetbreads, artichokes, peas and Marsala wine.
Grilled squid 
Admittedly plated up to appease the restaurant’s accountant. 

Excellent mains-

Tiger prawns and saffron aioli. 
Not as impressive as this but still very good.
Grilled sardines. 
The best of its kind in London.
Tamworth pork, chick peas and purple sprouting broccoli.
Beware of embarrassing and projecting shrapnel moments when attempting to portion the excellent crackling with cutlery, use your hands instead. 

The afters-

Cheese board.
 Salted chocolate and caramel tart with crème fraiche.


So what kind of cuisine should 10 Greek Street be classified as? 
Methinks ‘de saison’. 
10 Greek Street is a tremendous place. Add to your list and enjoy.




10 Greek Street
London
W1D 4DH

www.10greekstreet.com

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